New Jersey (battleship)
Two tugs will tow battleship to Long Beach, Tacoma News Tribune. July 22, 1981. On the way to big overhaul, The Tacoma News Tribune. July 27, 1981. Leaves Bremerton for California, Marine Digest. August 1, 1981, p. 3. Being towed Wednesday toward refurbishing in Long Beach, California, The Tacoma News Tribune. August 6, 1981. (il). Leaves Long Beach for three month sea trial. Recommissioned into active serve last December, The Marine Digest. June 25, 1983, p. 10. Reborn New Jersey returns to sea duty, The Tacoma News Tribune. June 11, 1983.
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Uss New Jersey (battleship)
Also in April, the USS New Jersey, one of the United States' four remaining battleships, in layup status with the Missouri at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, was reactivated for Vietnam service. During eight months active duty she fired more than 20,000 rounds in the course of 434 combat missions. Although the battleship perform effectively, there was much criticism of the $22.2 million reactivation cost and $26,000 per day operating costs involved in her return to service. Sixteen months after she was taken out of mothballs the New Jersey was returned to Bremerton for decommissioning and reassignment to the mothball fleet at that port. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1968, H. W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest 1966 to 1975, p.46-47.
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